Babies are adorable bundles of joy during their waking hours, which are admittedly few and far between (in the beginning). When they sleep, however, things can get a little strange. You'd be surprised how many creepy things babies do while sleeping that are normal, thank goodness. Whether it's their breathing, the weird sounds they make, or any other number of bizarre things they do, you might catch yourself wondering if you're in some kind of horror movie once that squishy baby of yours closes their eyes.
I, personally, was not the most relaxed new mom. With my first baby, I was probably in the "normal" range for checking on my baby while sleeping, but when my postpartum depression and anxiety hit with my second, things got a bit out of control. And when I say a bit, I mean I was waking up hourly to check on my son and make sure he was still breathing. For weeks. Apparently babies are programmed to sufficiently freak the hell out of their parents, while sleeping even, for the few months of their lives, and when you're suffering from postpartum depression and anxiety, that freak out can feel a million times worse.
So, if you've had a few of those moments when you wonder if your precious baby was replaced with a creepy horror movie prop, rest assured that whatever creepy thing that's happen is, (more than likely) perfectly fine, and they will go back to being sweet and cute when they're awake. Seriously mom, the following seven creepy things your baby does while they sleep are totally normal. I promise.